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The Secret World Review In Progress

Gamespy - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 4:16pm
The Secret World (PC)
It's easy to want to fall in love with The Secret World -- from afar, it seems so perfect. Here, at last, is a game that has the guts to throw out the "givens" of MMORPG design, like levels, classes, and traditional talent trees. The very premise is attractive as well: "Everything is true" here, which means disturbing Cthulhu-type creatures are running around the New England countryside, and there really is a shadowy organization called the Illuminati pulling the strings in elections. "Investigation" missions force me to use my brain and drag up historical trivia from grad school that I thought I'd never use again. The real-world setting also works, and it bulges with well-written cinematic quests that add some humanity and humor to the apocalyptic surroundings. Early on a police officer compares the sight of villagers being dragged into the harbor by monstrosities to the time his father drowned his kittens, and his creepy monologue trumps most of the tripe I saw in the X-Files back in the '90s. But maybe it's just a crush...

Call of Duty: MW3 is Having a Double XP Event Too

Gamespy - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 3:03pm
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC)
Plus all of the Collection DLC is 50% off on Steam.

Assassin's Creed 3 Trailer Gets Real 'Merican for July 4th

Gamespy - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 2:31pm
Assassin's Creed III (PC)
Plus, the PC box art remembers to make an appearance.

Hotline Miami Lets You Make People Bleed 16-Bit Blood

Gamespy - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 2:26pm
All over their classy '80s white suits.

Puzzler Magrunner: Dark Pulse is Portal + Cthulhu

Gamespy - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 2:08pm
And they're making it whether you pay for it or not.

Blizzard: Diablo 3's Endgame is "Not There Right Now"

Gamespy - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 1:53pm
Diablo III (PC)
Community Manager Bashiok admits problems with lack of endgame content.

Final Fantasy VII Coming Soon (Again) to PC

Gamespy - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 1:04pm
Final Fantasy VII (PC)
Cloud saves, achievements, and "Character Booster" added to the classic JRPG.

Tribes: Ascend to Unleash Double XP Event Tomorrow

Gamespy - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 3:48pm
Tribes: Ascend (PC)
Get double XP from July 4th to July 8th.

Jayce, the Defender of Tomorrow to be League of Legend's 100th Champion

Gamespy - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 2:34pm
League of Legends (PC)
Jayce brings both melee and ranged combat to League of Legends.

EU Court Rules Digital Games Can Be Resold

Gamespy - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 2:22pm
But don't expect things to change everywhere, or overnight.

Get All of the Worlds in Warcraft for Just $30 This Week

Gamespy - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 2:17pm
World of Warcraft (PC)
The Blizzard Store has an incredible sale going on.

Watchmen's Dave Gibbons and Revolution Software to Collaborate on New Adventure Game

Gamespy - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 1:29pm
Beneath a Steel Sky (PC)
No solid information yet, however.

Demo Days: Four Games to Try on July 4th

Gamespy - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:49pm
Quantum Conundrum (PC)
Quantum Conundrum leads the pack of demos for you to play while you wait for the hot dogs and burgers to be done.
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